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Offline marcia29

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #60 on: June 04, 2018, 06:05:48 AM »
It is good they have staggered the opening of the hotel site at least by 1 hour.  That will help especially if VIP tickets go quickly, and that is what your attendance hinges on. 
It is 2022 and I am still asking...where's my flyin' car??!! @fannishmarcia

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #61 on: June 05, 2018, 09:55:42 AM »
Bump.  No ticket links yet.  Again, if you're buying Jedi, Good Luck! Queue in less than 5 minutes.


If buying regular 5-day, remember you'll  likely get the option for a lanyard and t-shirt order as well.

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #62 on: June 05, 2018, 10:01:26 AM »
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Welcome to the Virtual Queue

Welcome to the virtual queue! Because tickets are in such high demand, we’ve created this queue to make sure your ticket buying experience is as painless as possible. Once it’s your turn, you will automatically be brought to the new ticketing system to purchase your tickets. Remember, there’s a limited time frame available once you’ve made it to the front, so be sure to have your credit card info handy. And whatever you do, don’t hit refresh while you’re waiting!

Get ready – this page will automatically take you to the ticketing system when it’s your turn to purchase tickets!
How does this queue thing work?

We use the queue to make sure that tickets are sold in an orderly and fair way. Customers enter the queue in the order in which they arrive after the on sale begins. When you are placed in the queue, a unique cookie identifies you and allows us to hold your place in line.

As long as your browser is open, you will not lose your place and you will be automatically taken to the checkout process when it is your turn, without needing to refresh.
What if I get an error page?

Getting an error page will not result in you losing your place in the queue or tickets in your cart.

The queue is made of many, many servers. In the unlikely event that you get an error page, it is possible that you landed on a misbehaving server or group of servers. This is why we painstakingly monitor for misbehaving servers and take them out on the fly.

If you encounter an error, just refresh once or twice. There is a good chance you'll be returned onto a behaving server. If the error persists, please do not continue to refresh repeatedly — you'll risk getting throttled or blocked.
What happens if I refresh?

The queue page will automatically take you into the checkout when it is your turn, so you should not need to refresh. Refreshing does not improve your odds of getting through the queue.

If you do refresh, you will keep your place in line. That said, our load balancers will automatically throttle and even block users that it deems malicious, so don't go overboard spamming your Refresh button.
What are the technical requirements for the queue?

To properly maintain your place in the queue, your browser must support cookies and javascript.

All current major browsers support these features by default, so unless you explicitly turned the features off, you'll be fine. The queue page will let you know in advance if we detect that your browser is incompatible.
PLEASE NOTE: You do NOT need to refresh this page. It will update automatically as you are admitted to the checkout. Activity that is deemed malicious or excessive could result in you being banned from our servers.

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #63 on: June 05, 2018, 10:04:34 AM »
Ah...no running man...just a spinning double arrow thing.
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #64 on: June 05, 2018, 10:14:53 AM »
Hmmmm, I don’t know if I want to go now. This fandom is super toxic right now and I don’t feel like bumping into those fake fans next year, which would be funny to see. I thought they wanted to boycott anything Star Wars now? You know, get Kennedy fired, etc.

VIP sold out very quickly, which isn’t surprising. Overall, I am thinking about it. If I do go, I might apply for press, if possible
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #65 on: June 05, 2018, 10:17:46 AM »
I was slightly surprised that VIP sold out so quickly...the fandom being in a bit of chaos.  But, sure enough, they are gone.
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #66 on: June 05, 2018, 10:19:29 AM »
Even the pissy fans will still go to see Hamill, buy merch, etc.

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #67 on: June 05, 2018, 10:48:27 AM »
Hotel queue is open!

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edit:  saw a post on Rebelscum forum that opened much earlier! You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #68 on: June 05, 2018, 11:00:04 AM »
Ah, there is the green flash!  He is slowing meandering toward the finish line....slowly...
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #69 on: June 05, 2018, 11:08:33 AM »
The one thing I hate about McCormack Place is lack of close hotels.  I was trying to multi-task for work and make reservations so it took me a minute to even get into the queue.  My walking man hasn't even moved in the past 5 minutes.  Maybe I'll be out in Rosemont.

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #70 on: June 05, 2018, 11:11:57 AM »
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The one thing I hate about McCormack Place is lack of close hotels.  I was trying to multi-task for work and make reservations so it took me a minute to even get into the queue.  My walking man hasn't even moved in the past 5 minutes.  Maybe I'll be out in Rosemont.

Yes, this is taking a lot longer than I thought to get to the front of the line.
It is 2022 and I am still asking...where's my flyin' car??!! @fannishmarcia

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #71 on: June 05, 2018, 11:16:16 AM »
Hyatt unavailabile.  Isn't MM next closest?

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edit: The MM at McCormick now show out of availability and price raised to $382.  Perhaps it's not open yet or a glitch?

edit: no mention of shuttle services to McCormick either.. Shows Tue/Wed and Sun/Mon as $179.

And have to have a credit card valid for 2019 to save reservation.
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #72 on: June 05, 2018, 11:21:18 AM »
I really do appreciate the screens, it does help for when I eventually get in.  I'm just not expecting those same options by the time I get in.  My little man is "almost" half way to the finish line.

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #73 on: June 05, 2018, 11:28:11 AM »
I got in, then got thrown out...not many choices left from what I did see.  I will just try again later.
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #74 on: June 05, 2018, 11:55:04 AM »
well, as surmised I ended up downtown about 4 miles away.  It actually looks like you either get into the 2-3 hotels within a mile or all the rest are 3-4 miles away.  now I need to figure out; do I commute to convention center or try to drive and park there?  Have never done either.  I guess I'm spoiled, but this is kind of a bummer.  But once you buy non-refundable tickets you're kind of stuck staying somewhere.